Since September 2017, Mrs Jackie Chalk, the head teacher of Seend C of E Primary School, has been overseeing and supporting the strategic direction of the school, while Mrs Emma Groom has taken on the day-to-day running as Acting Head of School.
The school became part of The White Horse Federation in August 2018. As a result, it is now officially classed as a new school, meaning any previous Ofsted grading has been removed. The school will have a further two years to establish itself and its entirely new teaching staff.
Before, the school became part of The White Horse Federation, an Ofsted inspector completed a two-day monitoring visit to see the progress being made since the last inspection.
He said: “Leaders’ vision and appetite for improvement are relentless. The headteacher and senior teacher continue to show the tenacity and ambition to tackle weaknesses and secure the necessary improvements in teaching, learning, and assessment. Pupils and parents continue to be proud of the school. Parents appreciate the efforts of leaders and staff. They cite improved communication as being a key lever for change. In fact, 97% of parents say the school is now well led and managed. Parents articulate an improvement in the culture for learning. Pupils are proud of their school. They are pleased with recent developments and the continuing trajectory of improvement which is enabling them to enjoy their learning and feel safe.”
Visits to the school are always welcome. To arrange a visit, please give us a call on 01380 870243.